16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, and finally steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Milan hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bad Hirsgarten, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Milan in March, Lucerne is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, and finally wander the streets of Schoneberg. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online attractions planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the activities along Herengracht, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Strand Muiderberg, look for all kinds of wild species at Stichting Aap, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ, then admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Westminster and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum and HMS Belfast. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, then stroll around Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, visit Ile Saint-Louis, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the ancient world of MUHBA Temple d'August, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally wander the streets of Las Ramblas. On your second day here, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors